The Forest Lake Lions Club announced winners in the annual Drug Awareness Poster Contest. For the 28th year, local school artists created posters reflecting their ideas about drug abuse prevention.
Posters by the local winners in six categories advanced to the District 5M-7 Lions Midwinter Convention in January.
On February 28, first-place checks of $50, second-place checks of $30 and third-place checks of $20 were presented to the winners by Forest Lake Lions Jay Matheson, Stev Stegner and Howard Lestrud. Lion El Ewert chaired the event this past year for the 23rd time.
Judges included Forest Lake Superintendent of Schools Linda Madsen, Forest Lake Area Community Education Director Julie Ohman and retired Forest Lake teacher Shirley Pratt. Also judging were Lions Rick Peterson (Forest Lake Police Chief), Jason Steenblock, Terri Steenblock, Stev Stegner, Lou Trudeau, Nancy Immel, El Ewert and Jay Matheson.
Lions Club Drug Awareness Poster Winners
first place: Sadie Fearing, Forest View
second place: Wyatt Vogel, Forest View
third place: Cullen Parent, Forest View
first place: Nahima Gonzalez, LILA
second place: Alli Schauls, St. Peter’s
third place: Dan Steffes, St. Peter’s
first place: Lauren Skalsky, Forest Lake
second place: Natalie Kampshoff, Forest Lake
third place: Josie Ziernicki, St. Peter’s
first place: Sara Gutz, Forest Lake
second place: Caleb Kasa, Forest Lake
third place: Ethan Mate, Forest Lake
first place: Sarah Schuler, North Lakes Academy
second place: Allison Witzmann, Century
third place: Isabel Friesen, North Lakes Academy
first place: Brittney Severeid, Southwest
second place: Hanna Storvick, North Lakes Academy
third place: Kaeleigh Doboratz, Southwest